Anny Shaw: The Art Newspaper

The US artist Jeff Koons says he has downsized his studio, laying off three quarters of his painting assistants last month, so his sculpture department “can become more of a think tank” to explore different materials.

Speaking at the opening of his exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford yesterday (5 February), Koons says he is moving into more automated ways of working, programming his sculptures in-house but outsourcing their manufacturing. Koons runs a stone workshop in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where 12 computer-operated machines do most of the carving for him. …Read More

Pictured: Jeff Koons with Gazing Ball (Birdbath, 2013) © David Fisher, 2019